Australia Vs India LIVE SCORE (odi)

Australia Vs India At Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, 27 November, 2020

27 November, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

374/6 (50.0 ov)

1st ODI

308/8 (50.0 ov)

Australia beat India by 66 runs

374/6

Overs

50.0

Fours

33

Sixes

9

Extras

21

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Alex Carey (W) not out 17 13 2 0
Pat Cummins not out 1 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammed Shami 10 0 59 3
Jasprit Bumrah 10 0 73 1

308/8

Overs

50.0

Fours

24

Sixes

9

Extras

20

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Navdeep Saini not out 29 35 1 1
Jasprit Bumrah not out 0 3 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 9 0 65 1
Josh Hazlewood 10 0 55 3

So that is it from this game! Australia have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. India will look to bounce back on Sunday which is also a must-win game for them. That match begins at 1440 local (0340 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that he found it hard to get his timing right especially in the middle overs. Finch says they have hardly been together as a team and tells there were some zoom meetings. Tells they were committed to their plan. Tells that everyone has their own strengths and weakness. Tells Warner is moving beautifully, tells Smith was different class. Tells Maxwell has a rare ability and tells he is super skilled. On his moustache, Finch tells it is to raise awareness about Men's health.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says that they got enough time to prepare and adds there is no excuse and everyone needs to show intent. Feels that maybe not playing a long game for a long time might be a reason but says that they have played enough games in the past to cope with it. Kohli feels they need to find a way to get some overs from some part timers. Admits they do not have all-rounders like Stoinis or Maxwell who can roll their arms. Rues the lapses in the field as he thinks. Kohli says that they all committed to play positive cricket and that was the reason they went out and played with intent. Tells they gave themselves the best chance. Tells they never felt like they were not going to get there. Kohli says they need to learn to chase down the target and they need to have a plan which everyone should commit to.

Man of the Match, Steven Smith says, that he was unable to find his hands but is happy to have found it and tells everything came back and he is happy to contribute. Smith says that he was not thinking too much and just seeing the ball and hitting it. Tells the surface was good and he picked the slots and the bowlers he wanted to target. Says he is not sure if he started playing with freedom after over turning the LBW.

On a day where the bowlers took a real pounding there were two who did exceptionally well, Hazlewood and Zampa. The former especially. It is his spell with the new ball which did the trick for Australia. Those three wickets was probably where India lost the game. Zampa too was brilliant with a four-fer, he did take a pounding initially but did exceptionally well towards the end. Overall, a very good performance from Australia. They completely outplayed India.

Then came a big, big partnership between Pandya and Dhawan which did make the Indian dug out believe but it was just the matter of one wicket. Once Dhawan fell Pandya too followed soon and then it was just a matter of playing out the 50 overs which India did.

A very comfortable win in the end for Australia! To be honest, the Australian batters batted India out of the game. 370 plus was always going to be a very tough challenge and it was going to be even more difficult if you kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite the start India got, they lost too many wickets in the first 20 overs. 4 to be precise.

49.6

That is it! Comprehensive win for Australia. The last ball is another play and miss from Bumrah. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 66 RUNS! 308/8

49.5

Yorker outside off, Bumrah swings but misses again.

49.4

Full outside off, Burah looks to play but misses.

49.3

OUT! BOWLED! Starc gets his first of the game.Yorker on off, too good for Shami. The bal goes past his bat before he can get it down. Disturbs the off pole.

49.2

Length ball on off, Saini plays it to cover and gets a single.

49.1

On off, played to mid off.

48.6

On off, Saini swings but the ball goes to third man off the outer half of his bat. 307/7

48.5

On off, Saini blocks it.

48.4

On off, Saini punches it to cover for a couple.

48.3

Full on off, Saini plays it to mid on.

48.2

Length ball around off, Saini slaps it through cover for two.

48.2

Full on the pads. Saini looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad.

48.1

Full on off, Saini swipes it towards deep mid-wicket and gets a couple. Brings 300 up for India.

47.6

A yorker outside off. Shami fails to jam it out. 299/7

47.5

A single as this is pushed through covers.

47.4

On off, it is guided to point.

47.3

Full and on off, it is pushed to mid off.

47.2

! Nothing on Snicko! This is down the leg side. Saini looks to flick but misses. There is a noise as the ball goes past the batter. An appeal but turned down. Australia review. Replays show that there is nothing. Australia lose their review.

47.1

One run as this is pushed through covers.

46.6

FOUR! EDGY! Outside off, Saini swings, it goes off the outide edge down to third man. 297/7

46.5

A single as this is pushed through covers.

46.4

! Shami once again uses his feet and hits it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.

46.3

SIX! Powered! Shami gets down and smashes it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

46.1

On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket.

45.6

! Outside off, this is guided through point for one. 282/7

45.5

No run, the batsman has just blocked that from his crease.

45.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Zampa has another one! Jadeja looks to do what he did on the first ball. Steps out and looks to clear long on. He gets a little too close to the pitch of the delivery and hits it hard towards long on. Starc takes it nicely.

45.3

A single as Saini pushes it through covers.

45.2

Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.

45.1

SIX! Lovely use of the feet! Gets to the pitch of the ball and then tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.

44.6

Play and a miss. Outside off, Saini swings but gets nothing. 273/6

44.5

SIX! Saini goes downtown. Tossed up on off, Saini smokes it straight down the ground for a biggie.

44.4

On off, played to cover for a couple.

44.3

On the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.

44.2

Floated outside off, Saini swings but misses.

44.1

On the pads, RJ turns it to the on side for one.

43.6

No run, played lofted shot. 264/6

43.5

Leg bye.

43.4

1 run, this time the batter goes back and punches it from the crease for a run.

43.3

On off, it is lofted over covers for two.

43.2

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

43.1

On middle, this is defended.

42.6

On the pads, Jadeja tickles it to fine leg for one. 259/6

42.5

Flatter around off, Sainia chips it through cover for one.

42.4

Outside off, Saini swings but misses.

42.3

On off, Jadeja plays it to the off side for one.

42.2

No run, there comes the usage of the broom but not to add anything to the total.

42.1

On off, Jadeja keeps it out.

41.6

On off, punched to cover for one. 256/6

41.5

On off, kept out.

41.4

1 run, that is punched off the back foot for a single.

41.3

Outside off, Saini looks to cut but misses.

41.2

Around off, pushed through the covers for a single.

41.1

This is worked straight to short mid-wicket.

40.6

No run, played towards mid on.

40.5

1 run, that is punched off the back foot for a single.

40.4

A single now as this is pushed through covers for one.

40.3

No run, played towards mid wicket.

40.3

No run, played towards mid wicket.

40.3

On the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.

40.2

A single as this is worked through square leg.

40.1

On the pads, Jadeja looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

39.6

On the pads, Jadeja flicks it to the on side for a single. 250/6

39.5

On the body, Saini pulls it to fine leg for a single.

39.4

On off, Saini keeps it out.

39.3

Another slash and miss. Outside off, Saini looks to slap it on the off side but all he connects is with thin air.

39.2

Outside off, Saini swings but gts nothing on it.

39.1

Length ball on off, Jadeja dabs it to third man for a single.

38.6

On middle, defended. 247/6

38.5

OUT! TAKEN! That is probably the final nail in the coffin. Heartbreak for Pandya. He deserved a ton. Very selfless from him though. He could have easily just taken those 10 runs in singles but he went for the big hit as that was the need of the hour but it does not come off. It is fuller and on off. Pandya hits it hard but holes out at long on. Starc takes it.

38.4

A single as this is guided towards point.

38.3

Quicker and on the pads, Jadeja looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.

38.2

On middle, Jadeja defends it out.

38.1

On the pads, Jadeja looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.

37.6

A single to end! On off, Jadeja drops it towards cover and takes one. 246/5

37.5

Two taken! On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for a couple.

37.4

Jadeja looks to drop and run on the off side but is sent back.

37.3

Shorter and on off, Pandya pulls it through mid-wicket for one.

37.2

FOUR! SMASHED! Shorter and on middle, Pandya stands tall and flat-bats it past the diving mid on fielder. India need more of these.

37.1

Shorter and on the body. Jadeja pulls it down to fine leg for one.

36.6

Tossed up on off, Jadeja plays it to mid off and takes a quick single. 237/5

36.5

Flat and short around off, Hardik punches it to the off side for one.

36.5

WIDE! Hardik moves away from the stumps so Zampa bowls it wide outside off. Good thinkng but it is on the wrong side of the tramline.

36.4

Flatter on middle and off. Jadeja churns a single at long on for one.

36.3

Short around off, Hardik punches it to sweeper cover for one.

36.2

Floated on off, Hardik punches it back to the bowler.

36.1

Lucky escape for Zampa. Drags one short outside off. Pandya swings but the ball turns away from him.

35.6

On off, Jadeja looks to drop and run but is sent back. 232/5

35.5

One more dot! On off, this is pushed towards cover.

35.4

this is worked to mid-wicket.

35.3

Jadeja hops and nudges it on the leg side.

35.2

On off, this is guided towards point.

35.1

Shorter, this is pulled through square leg for one.

34.6

One more single as this is worked through mid-wicket. 231/5

34.5

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

34.4

Googly and on off, Jadeja guides it to point.

Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat now.

34.3

OUT! TAKEN! There is the wicket Australia needed and it is Zampa who has provided it. Dhawan played really well but he needed to hang in there. He looks to take on Zampa. Comes down the track but gets a little too close to the pitch of the ball. Tries to hit it over the fielder at mid off but does not get the desired elevation and holes out to Starc there. 146 needed in 93.

34.2

Zampa gets away with one! He bowls it short. Pandya pulls it through mid-wicket for one.

34.1

this is pushed through covers for one.

Bowling change. Adam Zampa is back into the attackk. This is a very vital moment this game.

33.6

A single to end! On off, this is guided down to third man for one. 227/4

33.5

Dhawan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

33.4

this is guided to point.

33.3

FOUR! NIcely played! On the pads, Dhawan flicks it behind square on the leg side and it races away to the fence. Dhawan is batting really sensibly here.

33.2

Good length and on off, defended nicely.

33.1

On off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.

32.6

Very full on off, Pandya nudges it to long on and keeps the strike. 154 needed off 102 now. 221/4

32.5

Is it a dropped catch? There was a cry of catch it from Carey. Low full toss on off, Hardik hits it hard but uppishly back to Maxwell. The Australian gets a hand to it but is unable to hold onto it.

32.4

Dhawan whips it to mid-wicket for a run.

32.3

Floated on middle, Dhawan pushes ot back to the bowler.

Stoinis is seen walking off the field! Not ideal for Australia. He was really doing a good job. Glenn Maxwell will complete the over.

32.2

Short around off. Hardik pulls it to deep mid-wicket and eases to the other end.

32.1

Full on off, HP pushes it to mid off.

31.6

Good length ball on off, Dhawan defends it. 218/4

31.5

FOUR! Slammed! God shot! Length ball outside off, Dhawan hangs on his back foot and slashes it through point for a boundary.

31.4

On middle and leg, Dhawan flicks it to short mid-wicket.

31.3

On middle and leg, Dhawan flicks it but finds mid-wicket.

31.2

Length ball on off, Hardik glances it to mid-wicket for a run.

31.1

Back of a length ball around off, Pandya looks to pull it hard but mistimes it towards mid on.

Finch is not going for spin with these tw out there! He is persisting with pace, he knows how good the two are against spin.

30.6

Outside off, asking Dhawan to take a chance. The southpaw from Delhi is happy to let it go. 213/4

30.5

FOUR! SLAPPED! Short ball on off, Dhawan pulls it with power and intent. Labuschagne runs to his right and puts a dive but comes second best.

30.4

On the pads, Dhawan flicks but finds mid-wicket inside the circle.

30.3

Terrific bal. Yorker on middle and leg. Dhawan manages to jam it out.

30.2

Around off, Dhawan punches it to cover.

30.1

Heavy short ball around off. Hardik pulls it to the left of deep mid-wicket. Maxwell there slides and keeps it down to one.

29.6

Fuller and on middle, this is chipped down towards long on for one more. 208/4

29.5

FOUR! Pandya is in his element here! Short and on middle. Pandya stands tall and pulls it through square leg. In the gap.

29.4

Back of a length and on off, Dhawan stands tall and pushes it towards cover for one.

29.3

Shorter and on middle, Dhawan pulls but the fielder at mid-wicket dives to his left and stops it.

29.2

On middle, Dhawan flicks but to mid-wicket.

29.1

On middle, this is pushed towards mid on for one.

Josh Hazlewood is back on.

DRINKS!  174 needed in 126 and this game is still equally in the balance. The pair of Dhawan and Hardik have been fantastic and have stitched a century stand. Australia have a lot of runs to play with but will look to end this partnership as soon as possible. Can the hosts find a way to get rid of either Dhawan or Pandya?

28.6

Three to end a good over! 200 up for India. A full toss, it is flicked through mid-wicket and three is taken. 201/4

28.5

A yorker outside off. Pandya jams it out towards cover.

28.4

FOUR! Second boundary in the over! A bumper. Pandya does not get on top of the bounce but hits it well enough to find the gap in the mid-wicket region.

28.3

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

28.2

Shorter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

28.1

FOUR! That will release the pressure somewhat! Shorter and outside off. Pandya does well to get on top of the bounce and slap it past cover. Welcome boundary.

27.6

On off, Pandya punches it to cover for one. 190/4

27.5

Full around off, Dhawan plays it straight to mid off.

27.3

Full around off, Dhawan plays it straight to mid off.

27.2

Good running! On the pads, Dhawan glances it towards mid-wicket and gets a couple.

27.1

Full outside off, Pandya plays it to long on and trudges to the other end.

26.6

Shorter than the good length area around leg. Hardik pulls it to fine leg and keeps the strike. 185/4

26.5

Fuller on off, Hardik looks to drive but it goes off the outer half of his bat to cover.

26.4

On off, Hardik punches it to mid-wicket.

26.4

WIDE! Another one down the leg side from Starc. Usually Mitchell is more accurate but tonight's been a different case.

26.3

Length ball on off. Hardik stands across and plays it to mid-wicket.

26.2

Another shrt one. This is outside off, Hardik sways away and also keeps his hands down.

26.1

Short ball outside off. Dhawan hops and looks to play it behind point. It goes off the lower portion of his bat to the left of Carey. He dives and keeps it down to one.

25.6

Another dot. Just 2 off the over. Length ball on off, Hardik punches it back to the bowler. India need 193 off the remaining 144 legal deliveries. 182/4

25.5

In the air but safe again! Heavy ball from Stoinis. Hardik punches it uppishly to the left of Stoinis. Marcus might have got a finger tips to it.

25.4

Good length delivery around off. Pandya punches it to mid off.

25.3

On the pads, Gabbar flicks it to the on side for one.

25.2

Excellent stop! Steven Smith the fielder at point. Saves a certain boundary. Length ball around off, Dhawan slams it to the left of point. Smith there flies of that side and saves a certain boundary.

25.1

On middle, Pandya milks it to long on for one.

24.6

Full toss on middle, Dhawan hits it bt straight to mid-wicket. 180/4

24.5

Ouch! That must have hurt! Slower bouncer from Starc. Dhawan looks to pull but is early in his shot. He misses it and gets hit on the ribs. Luckily for Dhawan it was a slower bouncer so it won't hurt him much.

24.4

In the air but safe! Shortish ball on middle. Hardik is taken by surprise. He plays it well ahead of his body and chips his pull. Luckily it falls aaway from the cover fielder. Single taken.

24.3

Full toss around off. Dhawan guides it to cover and takes a single. ll eyes on the square leg umpire and he does not signal anything.

24.2

On off, Dhawan punches it but finds cover.

24.2

WIDE! Overcooked bouncer! It goes over Dhawan's head.

24.1

IN THE AIR AND FOUR! FIFTY FOR SHIKHAR DHAWAN! A lifeline for Dhawan. One has to say the fielding has been substandarad today. Short ball on the body. Dhawan pulls it and it goes to the right of fine leg. It seems to be a simple catch. Cummins, who is a gun fielder, moves to his right but loses the ball in the light and the ball bounces in front of him and goes away to the fence.

Mitrchell Starc now comes back into the attack! This partnership maybe worrying Australia a little and Finch goes to his strike bowler.

23.6

Bouncer on off. Hardik pulls it into the ground on its way to short mid-wicket. 173/4

23.5

Back of a length around off. Hardik taps it back to the bowler.

23.4

On the pads, Shikhar Dhawan glances it to backward square leg and trudges to the other end.

23.3

Another shortish delivery around off. Hardik pulls it with a short-arm jab to mid-wicket for another run.

23.2

Short around the body. Dhawan pulls it to fine leg and gets to the other end.

23.1

Full on middle, Hardik plays it to mid on and rotates.

22.6

Flighted on off, Pandya pushes it to cover and keeps the strike. 169/4

22.5

SIX! FIFTY FOR HARDIK! What an innings this has been and he is keeping India's hope alive. Tossed up on middle and off, Hardik goes downtown. There is a man at logn on but he is just a spectator.

22.4

Flighted on off, Hardik takes a breather and defends it.

22.3

SIX! BANG! That is a monster from Hardik! Tossed up on middle. It is in the arc for Hardik smokes it over mid-wicket for a big one.

22.2

FOUR! Slammed away! Darted on middle and leg, Hardik clears his front leg and whips it through backward square leg for a boundary.

22.1

Dhawan flicks it to the leg side for a single.

21.6

Fuller on off, Pandya pushes it to cover. 151/4

21.5

No run, the batsman has just blocked that from his crease.

21.4

No run, the batsman goes back in his crease to flick but cannot find the gap.

21.3

On the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pad and they take a leg bye.

21.2

On off, Dhawan blocks it.

21.1

Good length ball on off, Hardik plays it to point for one.

20.6

Short around off, SD punches it way from long on and takes a brace. Tidy first over from Maxwell. Just 5 off it. India need 226 off 174. 149/4

20.5

Flatter on off, Shikhar blocks it.

20.4

Short on off, Dhawan defends it.

20.3

Shorter on off. Hardik knocks it to mid-wicket and is happy to rotate.

20.2

On middle and leg. Dhawan tucks it to mid-wicket for a run.

20.1

Maxwell starts with a floated delivery on off. Pandya whips it to deep mid-wicket for one.

Glenn Maxwell is on now!

19.6

A dot to end! On off, it is pushed back to the mid off fielder. 144/4

19.5

PUT DOWN! Maxwell is the culprit! Something about today, even the best of the best are not hanging one. Dhawan has a life. Can he make use of it? This is tossed up on off, Dhawan smashes it hard towards cover where Maxwell fails to hang on.

19.3

! BANG! If it is in his zone, Pandya will go for it. This is tossed up and it is very full. Pandya hammers it over the long on fence again.

19.2

1 run, played towards mid off.

19.1

Flatter and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

18.6

FOUR! Pulled away! Somewhat spoils the over does the last ball! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. No stopping that. 135/4

18.5

On middle, it is guided towards point for one.

18.4

Pandya defends it onto the ground.

18.3

1 run, played towards square leg.

18.2

On off, this is guided to point.

18.1

1 run, that is defended off the back foot to the off side for a single.

17.6

defended. 128/4

17.5

No run, the batsman has just blocked that from his crease.

17.4

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

17.3

FOUR! India won't mind how they come as long as they do! Edgy! This is fuller, Zampa tosses it up again. Pandya goes hard at it. It goes off the outside edge down to the third man fence.

17.2

SIX! BOOM! THere goes Pandya! This is slightly fuller. Zampa gives it air and Pandya smashes it over the long on fence fror a biggie.

17.1

On the pads, Pandya looks to flick but misses. It goes off the pads to short fine leg.

16.6

Pandya once again pulls it brilliantly through square leg for one. 117/4

16.5

Pandya strokes it back to the bowler.

16.4

No run, the batsman has just blocked that from his crease.

16.3

Brilliant from Stoinis! Shorter and on off, Pandya pulls it through mid-wicket. Stoinis in the deep runs to his left. Dives and he seems to have pushed it back in. They take it upstairs to check and replays show that Pandya has done brilliantly.

16.2

On off, Pandya defends it solidly.

15.6

On the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. 110/4

15.5

! This is quicker and on middle. Dhawan stays back and looks to defend, the ball hits the bottom and is going towards the stumps. SD kicks it away.

15.4

this is eased down to long off for one.

15.3

Full and on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.

15.2

Outside off, it is pushed through covers for one.

15.1

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

14.6

Back of a length and on off, Pandya pushes it towards covers. 106/4

14.5

BEATEN! Length and just outside off. Pandya looks to poke at it but then is beaten.

14.4

Another single! Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one more.

14.3

Back of a length and on off, this is guided towards point.

14.2

Back of a length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.

14.1

A dot! On middle, it is fuller. Dhawan hits it hard straight towards the bowler.

14.1

Way too short and on middle. Dhawan evades it and it goes over his head.

14.1

Shorter and around off, it is defended. Now then Cummins has overstepped. Free Hit coming up.

13.6

1 run, that is pulled away, through the mid wicket, for a single. 103/4

13.5

The googly outside off, Dhawan looks to cut but misses.

13.4

Full and outside off, this is driven through covers for one.

13.3

OUT! TAKEN! That is soft! Very soft! Rahul has been dismissed off a full toss. It is a gentle one on off. Rahul drives it and straight into the hands of the cover fielder. Smith makes no mistake. India slip further.

13.2

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

13.1

100 up for India! Shortish and outside off. Rahul cuts but the fielder at point dives to his right and stops it nicely. A single. 276 more needed.

12.6

Back of a length and on off, Dhawan stays back and defends it onto the ground. A better over from Starc. 99/3

12.5

Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

12.4

Shorter and outside off. Rahul slashes at it but misses.

12.3

Shorter and on middle, Rahul works it towards mid-wicket.

12.2

Length and on off, Rahul defends it and he wants a run but is sent back.

12.1

From aronud the wicket. This is angled into the off pole. Defended.

11.6

Length and on off, Rahul looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards square leg for one. 98/3

11.6

Appeal but that is probably to put the umpire off! It is down the leg side. Rahul looks to flick but misses. Wided.

11.5

Short and on middle, Rahul watches it early and lets it be.

11.4

Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

11.3

On the pads, this is worked towards square leg for one.

11.2

Just short! The short ball almost does the trick again! It is on middle. Gets big on Dhawan. He tries to pull but it goes off the top edge. It lands ahead of deep backward square leg for one.

11.1

Length and outside off, Dhawan looks to play it late. It goes off the edge and to the left of the keeper who dives and stops it.

10.6

Two to end a good over for India! Shorter and around off, Rahul stands tall and guides it through point for two. 93/3

10.5

FOUR! Width on offer and Rahul puts it away. It is short and wide outside off. Rahul cuts it through point and it races away to the fence. Second boundary in the over.

10.4

Rahul is off the mark now! Outside off, he opens the face and then guides it through point for two.

10.3

Back of a length and on off, Rahul stays back and defends it onot the ground.

10.2

Back of a length and on off, this is guided towards point for one. Clever batting.

10.1

FOUR! Welcome back, Starc! Length and outside off, Dhawan creams it through covers and it races away to the fence.

9.6

Dot to finish a brilliant over. Hazlewood since finding his radar after Mayank's wicket has lbeen brilliant. The last ball is on a length on off, Rahul defends it to begin his innings. End of Powerplay 1! India are 80/3! They need another 295 runs from the remaining 40 overs. 80/3

KL Rahul walks out to bat! India need a partnership now.

9.5

OUT! CAUGHT! Shreyas Iyer departs and India from a string position are fumbling and tumbling.  Excellent from Hazlewwod. He bangs in a brilliant yorker at pace. Everything about this is spot on. The pace, the rise and the direction. Shreyas initially looks to play but then looks to leave. Caught in two minds is the Mumbai lad. He decides to leave but keeps his bat hanging out. The ball hits his bat and goes high in the air. Carey with the gloves calls for the catch and takes a simple one. Trouble in paradise of this Indian chase all of a sudden.

9.4

Shreyas Iyer is off the mark! Fuller on off, Iyer drives it through covers and gets a couple.

Shreyas Iyer walks out to bat! He has a good chance to prove his mettle. Need a good score from him here.

9.3

OUT! CAUGHT! Huge wicket in the game as captain Kohli departs! Zampa can breath a sigh of relief as his mistake has not cost his side as much as it pootentially could have. Kohli looks to charge down the track and he comes forward. Hazlewood see shim charge so he bangs it short and also ensures to cramp the Indian skipper for room. Kohli looks to pull but the lack of room sees him hit it uppishly. Aaron Finch, the skipper, has to be credited as well as he places himself at catching position at short mid-wicket. The skipper takes a sharp catch and Kohli has to walk back.

9.2

On off, Dhawan taps it to the off side and takes a quick run.

9.1

Lovely sound as the ball connects the bat. Full around off, Kohli punches it beautifully to the left of mid off and takes a single.

8.6

Length ball around off, Kohli dabs it to third man and keeps the strike. 76/1

8.5

Back of a length around off. Kohli punches it back to the bowler off the inner half of his bat.

8.4

On the pads. Kohli flicks it uppishly but falls short of shrt fine leg. Guess who is there at short fine leg. Yes, it is Adam Zampa.

8.3

Full on off, Kohli pushes it to mid on.

8.3

WIDE!Full and wide outside off. Kohli walks away from the stumps and looks to drive but misses. The ball is on the wrong side of the tramline. 300 more needed now.

8.2

SIX! As easy as you like. Effortless and maximum. Length ball on middle and off, Kohli just picks it up and lofts his flick over mid-wicket for a biggie. Probably the shot of the game!

8.1

Good length bal which comes in with the angle on middle. Dhawan tucks it to the leg side and gets to the other end.

7.6

Full around off. Kohli pushes it to mid off. Another tidy over from Hazlewood. Just 3 off this one. 67/1

7.5

Good length ball around leg. Kohli moves away from his stumps and taps it to point.

7.4

On the pads, Kohli turns it behind square on the leg side and gets a couple.

7.3

Good length ball around off. Kohli defends it towards point.

7.2

On the pads, Dhawan glances it to the leg side and gets to the other end.

7.1

On middle and off, Dhawan defends it.

6.6

FOUR! Smashed! If you are Zampa stay away from Cummins! Full around off, Kohli gets on his front foot and drives it uppishly over covers and the ball races away to the cover fence. 64/1

6.5

Four! The pull shot comes out and it fetches the batsman a boundary.

6.4

Length ball on off, Kohli defends it.

6.3

IN THE AIR....DROPPED! Massive, massive moment in this game as Adam Zampa has commited a huge error of dropping Kohli! A very good short ball on middle and leg. Kohli looks to pull but top edges it high in the air to the right of fine leg.  Zampa keeps his eyes on the ball, moves to his right. He looks to take it with the fingers pointing skywards but the ball pops in and out of the Australian leg spinner's hand as he tumbles on the ground. Two taken. How costly will this prove to be?

6.2

Full on middle and off. Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.

6.1

Jaffa! Absolute peach from Cummins. He hits the deck hard outside off on a good length area. It is a quick delivery bowled over 140 kph. Kohli looks to play it on the up but the ball shapes away and goes past the Indian skipper's outside edge.

5.6

Captain Kohli is off the mark. Good length ball on off, Kohli punches it towards mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat and keeps the strike. Excellent over from Josh Hazlewood. Just a run and a wicket off it. Just the kind of over Australia desperately needed. 54/1

5.5

Fuller on off and middle. Kohli shuffles inside the stumps and pushes it to mid on.

5.4

Length ball around off. Test match line and lenght. Kohli defends it with a dead bat.

5.3

Good length ball around off. Testing lines and Kohli starts hi innings with a solid defensive stroke.

Virat Kohli walks out to bat! A lot depends on him here! He needs to play big. Similar to what his opposite numer did.

5.2

OUT! CAUGHT! A poor, poor shot selection from Mayank Agarwal and India lose their first wicket. A very questionable choice from Mayank this and he will be gutted with himself. Hazlewood bangs it short on middle and leg. Mayank makes room as he clears his front leg. He looks to slam it over on the off side but it hits the upper half of his bat and goes high in the air towards cover. Glenn Maxwell at cover gets under it and takes a simple catch.

5.1

Good length ball on off, Mayank keeps it out.

4.6

Back of a length delivery around off. Mayank dabs it to third man and keeps the strike. 53/0

4.5

This is the length to bowl on this wicket early on. Hit the Test match length and that is what Cummins has did here on off. Mayank defends it.

4.5

WIDE! Short ball but without direction. It is down the leg side and wided by the umpire.

4.4

Good length delivery on off, Mayank punches it to cover.

4.3

On the pad. Dhawan looks to glance it to the on side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. They call for a quick run and get it with ease.

4.2

Length ball on off, Dhawan defends it with a straight bat.

4.1

FOUR! Easy-peasy! Cummins steams in and asks to be hit wth this gift of a delivery. A juicy full toss around off, Dhawan drives it without sweating a bit through covers for a boundary.

Pat Cummins is on now! Finch senses he needs a change and he gets his best bowler on.

3.6

Dot to finsh the over. Hazlewood pulls hs lenght back and bowls it on off. Mayank is happy to defend it with a straight bat. Superb start for India. They are 46/0 after 4. Still a long way to go. 46/0

3.5

SIX! BOOM! First biggie of the innings and what an incredible shot it is! Fuller on middle, Mayank moves away from the stumps and makes room. He then slams it over extra cover for a biggie.

3.4

Length delivery which shapes away just a tad around off. Mayank defends it to cover.

3.3

Tap and run. Length ballon middle, Dhawan taps it with soft hands to cover and takes a quick single.

3.2

Length ball on middle. Dhawan pushes it right of the middle of the bat but straight to mid off.

3.1

Good length ball on top of off. Dhawan defends it to cover.

2.6

Shorter and on middle, it is dropped towards the off side for one. Another good over for India. 39/0

2.5

Outside off again, Agarwal plays it late and guides it down to third man for one.

2.4

Well fielded! Shorter and around off, Agarwal pushes it towards point where Maxwell dives to his right and stops it. Makes up for the misfield earlier on.

2.3

On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

2.2

On the pads, this is worked to square leg.

2.1

FOUR! CREAMED! Runs flowing! Slightly fuller and outside off. This is caressed through covers. No chance of stopping that.

1.6

Misfield. We saw a lot of these in the first innings. Good length ball on off, Mayank punches it to cover. The fielder there misfields and the batters get a couple. 32/0

1.5

No run, that is punched off the back foot, but not in the gap.

1.4

Four! Deft placement. The batsman just uses the pace of the bowler and guides this through third man.

1.3

! Superb from Mayank! Not much wrong with this delivery. Slightly fuler around off, Mayank is in amazing form. He leans forward and plays a poetic cover drive and gets a boundary.

1.2

On the pads, Mayank flicks it behind square leg for a couple.

1.1

Hazlewood starts with a good length bal outside off. Mayank looks to punch it through covers but the ball bounces a bit more due to Josh's height.  It misses and there is some insiwng as well for JH.

0.6

Dot to finish the over. A big and lengthy over from Starc. 20 off it. The last ball is on middle and leg. Cramping Dhawan for room. He tucks it to the on side. 20/0

0.5

FOUR! Dhawan makes the freebie count! Full on middle, Dhawan makes room and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. Massive first over for India. A ball to go.

0.5

FOUR and NO BALL! Uppish but away from the fielder. Very good shot from Dhawan. Full on the pads, Dhawan flicks it with timing and power. The fielder at short mid-wicket dives to his left but has no chance to get there and the ball races away to the fence. Hold on. It is a No Ball as well. Free Hit coming up.

0.4

Finally Starc gets closer to the off pole. Agarwal places it away from point and gets a single.

0.4

WIDE! Another wide from Starc and his radar is all over the place at the moment. Length ball wide outside off. It looked to be on the line and the line belongs to the umpire.

0.4

FIVE WIDES! Wild, wild delivery from Starc. He pulls his length back on this one but bowls it well down the leg side. Carey has absolutely no chance to get there and the ball races away to the fence.

0.4

WIDE! Length ball wide outside off. Mayank looks to slash it but misses. It is on the wrong side of the tramline and it has been wided by the umpire.

0.3

Shikhar is off the ark! Good length ball on middle. Dhawan tucks it to the leg side and takes a quick run. Mayank is a quick runner and he gets in safely.

0.2

No swing so far for Starc. He hits the deck hard outside off. Dhawan is happy to let that carry to Carey.

0.2

WIDE! Pacy but no swing delivery down the leg side. Dhawan looks to flick but misses. Wided by the umpire.

0.1

Mayank and India are up and running straightaway! Starc starts with a very full ball around off. Mayanak jams it on the side of the crease on the off side and takes a quick run to get the scoreboard underway.

We are back for the chase! The Australian players are n a huddle with skipper, Aaron Finch having a word with his troops before they take the field. Shikhar Dhawan strides out with a new opening partner in Mayank Agarwal to open the innings for India. Mitchell Starc looks set to start the proceedings with the new ball for the hosts. Mayank Agarwal to face the first ball. A slip is in place.